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“Life’s a Beach” Summer Crochet Wreath

July 11, 2017

Making crochet wreaths is so much fun and I had a blast making this one! Once you know how to make the base, the possibilities are endless.

 

This pattern is available as an inexpensive, clearly formatted, PDF instant download HERE in my Etsy shop.

PATTERN

Materials
I Love This Yarn in Glacier, Light Taupe, Brown, Cranberry, White, Keylime
5.0 mm hook
12 inch styrofoam wreath
Yarn needle
Scissors
Glue (I used hot glue, craft glue would work, too)
Sewing pins

Level
Intermediate

Pattern Notes & Stitches to Know
Sl st – slip stich
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet
Tr – treble crochet
Sc2tog – single crochet two together or single crochet decrease
Magic ring

WREATH

Starting with Light Taupe

Ch 19 (test this around the wreath, add or take out chains as needed)

Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc across, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 2 – 43: sc in same stitch and across, ch 1, turn (18)

Change to Glacier

Row 44 – 112: sc in same stitch and across, ch 1, turn (18)

Do not fasten off, weave in the other ends.

Sew both ends together with a slip stitch

Wrap it around the wreath and sew it closed using a slip stitch, making sure to line up each row.

It looks wavy, but as long as you line up each row it will come out nice and smooth.

PALM TREES

TRUNK (make 2)

In brown

Ch 15

Row 1: Tr in 5th ch from the hook, dc, dc, 2dc, dc, dc, 2dc, hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

LEAVES (make 2)

In green

Start with a magic ring, sc 6 into ring, pull ring closed

Round 1: sc 6 into ring, join to first sc with a sl st, pull ring closed

Round 2: ch 7, sl st in 1st ch from the hook, sc, hdc, 2hdc, dc, dc, dc, sl st into the sc from round 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sl st into next stitch and repeat round 2

Sl st into next stitch, sl st into the next and repeat round 2. Before slip stitching back into the sc, turn the leaf over so the curve is facing the opposite direction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sl st into next stitch and repeat round 2. Before slip stitching back into the sc, turn the leaf over so the curve is facing the opposite direction

Sl st into next stitch and ch 7, sl st in 1st ch from the hook, sc, hdc, hdc, dc, dc, dc, sl st into the sc from round 1 (there is no curve in this last leaf)

HAMMOCK

In Cranberry

(leave a long tail)

Ch 2

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch form hook, ch 1, turn (1 sc)

Row 2: 2 sc in same stitch, ch 1 turn, (2 sc)

Row 3: 2 sc in same stitch, sc, ch 1, turn (3 sc)

Row 4: 2 sc in same stitch, sc in next two, ch 1, turn, (4 sc)

Row 5: 2 sc in same stitch, sc in next three, ch 1, turn (5 sc)

Row 6: 2 sc in same stitch, sc in next four, ch 1, turn (6 sc)

Row 7 – 10: sc in same stitch and across, ch 1, turn (6 sc)

Row 11: sc2tog, sc in next four, ch 1, turn (5 sc)

Row 12: sc2tog, sc in next three, ch 1 turn, (4 sc)

Row 13: sc2tog, sc in next two, ch 1, turn (3 sc)

Row 14: sc2tog, sc in next, ch 1, turn (2 sc)

Row 15: sc2tog (1 sc)

Fasten off, leave a long tail

CONSTRUCTION

I used sewing pins to place the trees where I wanted them. Then (I totally cheated) and hot glued them to the wreath. Then I placed the hammock in between the trees, pinned it, then glued it.

With the white yarn start to write “Life’s a” on the top of the wreath. Pin it down as you go. When you’re happy with it, glue it down. I kept some of the pins in until the glue was dry.

Do the same for the bottom of the wreath writing “Beach”.

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